I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
I am not now That which I have been.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
That which costs little is less valued.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.